***I'm still very new to dating and open to all criticisms and/or advice on next steps! Thanks in advance.
Met an online HB9 tonight after texting for over a month; schedules didn't align + travel. I did talk to her on the phone twice briefly before the meet.
Planned for dinner around her place and I arrived about 10 min late. Was going to do the hug + cheek kiss for greet, but she was sitting down in a bus stop and caught me off guard so we just hugged (Strike 1). Off to dinner, had some nice convo but no Kino bc her hands were generally in her lap. I placed my hands on the table hoping she would too, and she did later on, but I didn't go for her arm/wrist as planned and comment on jewelry (Strike 2). Lots of smiling and eye contact and we did have a shot before leaving. She offers to split the bill but I invited her so I paid. She says next time she'll pay.
Next we went to dessert and shared one serving, different spoons. Chatted on bench then we walked some more and I finally kino - I comment on her earrings and touch them. She somewhat consistently throws me IOIs saying that I'm very interesting & unique and that I can navigate around her neighborhood and am very capable of showing her around. We walk some more. I should have taken her hand (Strike 3)! Guess I need to be more ballsy
Stopped in a store and she picked up a small accessory. She takes my motorcyle jacket while in line to inspect it and says very stylish.
Then we head towards my motorbike. She sits on it as I show her all the controls. I'm quite close to her and very lightly, briefly kino her shoulders. Also I kino when commenting on her nail paint. We say we'll go for a ride sometime but can't now bc we don't have the proper protective riding gear. She didn't want to risk alarming the police, even though I playfully suggested breaking the law.
We walk back towards her place and she shows me a nice restaurant area right across the street. We check it out, chat some more, then finally walk to her door. I haven't effectively kino'd up to this point so I knew I couldn't go for lip k-close. So I hug and before releasing, I lightly go for a kiss anyways. We didn't make eye contact at this point but she resisted, so I calmly say...Only on the cheek. She says okay and I give her a peck. I say have a safe trip and she says...you too. I say I'm not going on a trip and look at her, but she doesn't make eye contact and fumbles with the door. Bye and I walk away.
I thought going for the kiss couldn't be wrong !
Entire outing was 3 hours and I texted her an hour later saying I had fun (also gave her a nickname). She texted me two hours later saying she also had fun, sorry end was awkward, just met and she's not like that... along those lines.
+I was confident, playful, and lead for the most part
+We established I am a man of value
+Large kino improvements from my last encounter: earring, shoulder while on bike, fingertips/fingernails
+Cheek k-close? I don't want to be friend-zoned...
-I didn't kino efficiently and effectively
-Smiled a lot but didn't laugh that much (may be differences in humor)
-Didn't qualify or compliment her - 75% of the time she was asking about me